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  • Jim Cramer on "Squawk on the Street."

    A change in Venezuela's foreign exchange system will likely boost these stocks, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday.

  • A Venezuelan student throws a molotov cocktail to riot police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on March 12, 2014.

    Venezuela's annual inflation rate rose as violent opposition demonstrations during the month disrupted the economy.

  • Following the ouster of Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine this weekend, Venezuela may be next to depose its president, analysts warned on Monday.

  • People line up outside an electrical appliances store in Caracas.

    Venezuela’s economy and regional influence, along with its energy largesse, are drying up in the post-Hugo Chavez era.

  • Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.

  • Sam Zell

    Sam Zell, chairman of Equity Group Investments, said Colombia "may be the best country to invest in" for a number of reasons, including its growing oil production.

  • Alfredo Toro Hardy, Venezuela's Ambassador to Singapore, explains the Latin American country's electronic electoral process and says the results are "fair, clear and straight.

  • After Hugo Chavez's anointed heir secured a razor-thin victory in Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday, one analyst questioned how much longer Chavez's socialist policies will survive.

  • Nicolas Maduro squeezed out a small-margin victory in Venezuela's presidential elections Sunday, securing the ruling socialist party's control over the oil-rich nation through 2019.

  • Business as Usual in Venezuela: Expert

    James Lockhart-Smith, head of Latin America at Maplecroft, tells CNBC that the Venezuelan economy will continue to struggle after the elections.

  • The Chavez Conspiracy?

    The Venezuelan government has announced it will conduct a formal inquiry into whether deceased president Hugo Chavez was "inoculated" with cancer. Risa Grais-Targow, Eurasia Group Latin America Analyst, provides perspective on how this might impact oil

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    At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.

  • Wait and See in Venezuela: Expert

    Heliodoro Quintero, CEO of HQ Consultores, tells CNBC why it's impossible to know which path Venezuelan energy policy will follow until after elections have been held.

  • Will Moody's Downgrade Venezuela Again?

    Aaron Freedman, Moody's, explains why the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will not have an immediate impact on the country's sovereign rating.

  • Hugo Chavez Dead at Age 58

    The Venezuelan president died after losing a long battle with cancer, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with details on what his death means for oil supplies.

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Dead

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the 58-year old leader died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer.

  • Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's death has unleashed a flood of emotional tributes that his allies hope will help ensure the survival of his self-styled socialist revolution when voters elect a successor.

  • The prospect of snap elections in Venezuela - which may be triggered if President Hugo Chavez steps down due to his worsening health - may create volatility in global oil markets though any upward price impact is likely to only be short-term.

  • Hugo Chavez

    What does the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez mean for crude oil prices? Traders weigh in.

  • Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    The increased difficulty in finding basic consumer goods in Venezuela is raising concerns about the viability of Chávez's socialist economic policies.